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Mar 20, 2013 11:00am PDT
at the hp pavilion ahead of tomorrow's slate of games. >> the fans equal a win for san jose's economy. monte francis live in san jose where you spoke to downtown businesses with more on the economic impact. good morning, monte. >> marla, good morning. in 2010, this tournament generated about $20 million for san jose's economy. expectations this time around are just as high. as you said, college basketball fans from across the country flying into san jose for the tournament. hotels, bars, restaurants in downtown san jose are hoping to recover some of the money they lost with nhl lockout this past season. we're told right now many hotels in san jose are fully booked. when it comes to ncaa's impact on the local economy, there is a trickle down effect. the ceo of the san jose silicon valley chamber of commerce says when the hotels are booked, that translates to more revenue for restaurants, bars, and cafes. >> the expectations are always high. obviously the economic impact can vary. i think the numbers we heard from 2010 were about $20 million in economic impact. so whenever you can bring people
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Mar 14, 2013 6:00pm PDT
forstell for possessing porn, a lot of it, thousands of videos of children were found in his san jose apartment. >> some of the pornography that mr. forstell was sharing involved younger children, the youngest ones we saw were about 4 years old, up to about 9, the majority in the 5 to 7-year-old range. >> reporter: even more disturbing, the children in the same images were the same ages as the children he taught in seaside, south of santa cruz. that is not the only school forstell worked at. he was also a substitute from 2009 until february of this year. during that time he filled in at 11 different elementary schools and middle schools in the district, including a 5-month assignment, teaching third grade here at clyde arbuckle elementary school. >> he was a substitute teacher here and applied for substitute service in 2009. we do a background check, and a fingerprint check. so we did that, and he cleared that. those fingerprints go to a department of justice, so at a time of hiring that is done. >> reporter: the investigation continues, we tried to talk to him at his apartment but no
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Mar 7, 2013 11:00pm PST
. >> this is san jose's second deadly stabbing in as many days. we have more information about yesterday's stabbing. police now say it's not gang re-related. the victim appears to be a young man, possibly in his teams, was found at the entrance to gaud lieu pay park. investigators have not made any arrests or recovered any weapons. let's turn our attention to the weather. it caused some havoc. the san jose state basketball game was cancelled tonight. the roof was leeking at the events center on campus. the rain, came down fast and caught a lot of people off guard. this is what it looked like earlier tonight. we certainly need this rain, but our forecast is now changing dramatically. rob? >> right now, it's very interesting. it shows the video there in san jose. it was san jose and sunnyvale that picked up about a third of an inch of rain. look at san francisco and oakland. this is mainly a south bay and santa cruz rain event. notice the areas of yellow and orange still from officially areas down toward san jose and down toward the southwest. all of these locations picking up about a third of an inc
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Mar 10, 2013 5:00pm PDT
to have. last year, san jose hit not only a record number of whom sides but also a record number of property crimes. and now one family says it's frustrated doing everything it can to help police but not getting the help they want. nbc bay area stephanie strong is live in east san jose with the story. stephanie? >> reporter: here on this street alone up on the hills, we are hearing from neighbor there is have been four break-ins in the last four to six months here. there's a lot of concern. for paul majors and his family of four it happened about a month ago them say that there were three guys who broke in through the side fence and the bathroom window and the car and the three suspect were caught on a neighbor's security camera so they had the footage available when the officer came and took the report. majors says $20,000 worth of things were stolen and the officer was even able to lift some fingerprints off of a mirror. now, majors says he got a lucky break with his find my ipad app. his ipad was stolen, able to get an address in north san jose from that app. still, he says sa
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Mar 13, 2013 11:00pm PDT
was electric. catholics at our lady of guadeloupe parish in san jose, could not contain their excitement. >> i'm very happy. i'm happy that one it's the first jesuit pope. secondly, it's from latin america. it can identify with some of the life we all live here. with latinos in our community. >> for the first time in the church's history, a pope from argentina. 42% of the world's catholic population lives in south america. many the hispanic community in san jose, say they already feel the connection, one based on language and culture. >> more importantly, that he does know our language and he identifies with us is a huge plus for us. >> students at the jesuit santa clara university erupted with joy when they heard pope francis had been elected. >> i think he's doing quite well to find his humility and sfs, i don't think papacy is going to change that. >> some feel pope francis will help bring back people to the catholic church. >> come back to the church to find out that we have somebody who we can actually have something in common with by either language, their culture. even if he is from sou
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Mar 12, 2013 5:00pm PDT
's biggest city. business owners decided to keep san jose beautiful. the story is today's bay area proud. >>> and black smoke. the first vote comes and goes without a pope. we're live from vatican city with the reaction. >>> and good afternoon. i'm jeff ranieri in the weather center. i know a lot of you basking in the sunshine today. still holding on to a 79 in walnut creek. we'll talking about 80s and the potential of record heat on wednesday coming up in just a few minutes. >>> take a look. just before noon our time today, we saw black smoke billowing from the chimney of the sistine chapel. >> a signal that after day one of the conclave, no pope has been selected. the doors of the chapel were sealed. it appeared straight out of the pages of a dan brown novel. jay gray is live in vatican city. jay? >> reporter: always good to talk to you and you're right. the first ballot cast today and the cardinals sending their message to the world. they haven't quite settled yet on who will be the next man to lead their faith. with thousands gathered and watching in st. peter's square, black smoke b
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Mar 18, 2013 5:00pm PDT
are on the way to san jose. syracuse and oregon among them. that means a lot of out of town fans. nbc bay area's scott budman joins us from downtown san jose in front of the shark tank. hotels and restaurants will be buzzing. when does the big party start? >> reporter: is it starts on thursday officially. unofficially is it starts tomorrow when people come to town. we've seen a strong tech industry and we've seen an improved housing economy and these are good times for the south bay and now we have march madness on top of it. the games of course here at hp pavilion but ripple effects will be felt throughout downtown san jose. welcome to the ground floor of march madness. literally. crews hammering in the basketball court that will host teams from around the country here at hp pavilion while the cooking staff is prepared to handle the rush of basketball players, fans and officials. >> we anticipate being sold out for the next four nights with reservations and dinner parties. we have several private dining rooms that are also booked for officials and special dinners and things like that. >> repo
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Mar 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
. reporting live in san jose, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. >>> the messages inside that arena were powerful, but so is the scene outside. from santa cruz to san jose, thousands of people on the ground and even the police helicopters flying in formation. it's not often we see something like this. let's bring in kimberly tere who continues our coverage this evening from los gatos. >> reporter: raj, this is highway 17, the main corridor between santa cruz and the south bay. we saw law enforcement from the santa cruz area along with many other mourners head back over the hill about an hour and a half ago. the patrol cars had their lights on, but the highway was not shut down like it was during today's procession. the service for the two fallen police officers, lauren "butch" baker and elizabeth butler ended at about 3:00 p.m. law enforcement who showed up from across the continent lined up to pay their final respects. we saw officers from as far away as canada. the royal canadian mountain police were there along with numerous other agencies. reno and las vegas police to
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Mar 29, 2013 6:00am PDT
coliseum. he is expected to carry the wooden cross part of the way. >>> the effort to save a san jose first grader's life is ramping up. the 6-year-old boy needs a bone marrow transplant to survive. the odds of finding a match is 1 in 20,000. somebody could be out there that could make a difference. bob redell is live at river glen school in san jose. details on how you could help this man. >> his family and teacher have organized a registration drive that will take place later this afternoon to try and help eduardo find a bone marrow donor. he desperately needs a bone marrow transplant to fight leukemia. here he is this past wednesday when san jose's s.w.a.t. team visited him in the hospital. in an attempt to lift his spirits, the first grader has a s.w.a.t. pin and honorary membership with the team. he was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma in his head when he was three-years old. this past january, there was good news. doctors determined he was in remission. then, a month later, they diagnosed him with the leukemia. the only thing that can save him is a bone marrow transplant. it doe
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Mar 21, 2013 11:00pm PDT
. all you need is the right song. we're live in san jose tonight, george kityama, nbc b area news. >> thank you, george. new details tonight of the pre-schoolteacher accused of trying to drug toddlers. she's facing up to two years in prison if convicted. today, she was charged with 10 misdemeanors of child endangerment and assault. detectives say the co-worker spotted her dropping an over-the-counter sleep medicine into sippy cups. >> two heavyweights in oakland politics are denying some serious accusations tonight. long time council members are accused of misconduct. were they caught red handed or is this a case of dirty politics. cheryl, how did the council members respond? >> reporter: well, the council -- both council members are denying the allegations. but they say it's important to note that these allegations are inside this report. no charges have been filed. now, this report is now with the district attorney's office. but, the allegations are serious. >> there is no justifiable reason to break the law. >> courtney ruby says they've been breaking the law by directing staff
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Mar 6, 2013 4:30am PST
a christmas tree in the south bay. look at the batch of moisture getting ready to smack downtown san jose. san jose is a sprawling area. it will be a rough drive to work as the most active time period will be between now and 7:00 a.m. so within the next 15 a, 20 minutes the moisture is headed toward 17. you really, really want to travel cautiously this morning. let's talk about what we expect today. winds will continue to be strong as we head throughout the first few hours. all the way through mid-morning and the winds start to drop off. a cold blast will settle in enough for strong thunderstorms to fire off today. we'll take you to the full forecast in a minute. first we want to check the drive. mike, it's looking like a nasty one. >> we have seen early morning solo car spinouts. one car spinning out on the driveway. wet roadways combined with the winds. we are at the san mateo bridge and see the camera mounted steadily. we see westbound traffic and slick roadways and water. folks headed toward us and away from us. we'll look at the peninsula side. you see the camera shaking. not a great view
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Mar 20, 2013 6:00pm PDT
san jose to san francisco. can't rule out a bit of drizzle back for oakland. two things we are watching. the first one is colder weather as head into tonight and tomorrow morning. temperatures dropping to the 30s up into the north bay. and the other thing that we are monitoring is a weekend forecast. going to be changing. we will talk about the warm weather and how high the temperatures will go coming up in the full forecast. >>> estimated 9,000 people in san jose are affiliated with a gang and one of them may be responsible for the city's latest shooting, a teenager shot on the east sietd. the san jose community is getting creative on how to stop this rising violence. among the ideas, a change of clothing. kris sanchez joins us with ideas that other cities could possibly use. >> reporter: hi, there. for the last two years san jose police say that the number of gang homicides have accounted for about half of all of the homicides in the city of san jose. a crime prevention and a gang prevention expert says that is only half of the story. all quiet near fischer middle school
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Mar 9, 2013 7:00am PST
to spring forward tonight. >>> today the family of a san jose man found stabbed to death at an almaden park will gather to honor his life. 27-year-old errick wright was killed at guadalupe oak grove park wednesday afternoon. 27-year-old vincent gallegos was arrested with the murder. police say gallegos was at the scene when they arrived and he and the victim knew each other. he told investigators that he found wright bleeding in the park but his story didn't add up. the suspect was not able to explain why he had blood on himself. >> doesn't feel real right now. i just don't know what could have taken place where this guy to kill my brother like that. >> i want to know what my son could have been you know that could have been that detrimental to where he had to be brutally stabbed. >> police did find a knife at the scene. it is now at the crime lab undergoing tests to see if it is connected with the killing. >>> detectives are piecing together the bizarre murder of a 69-year-old man from san jose. stanley jacobson was found stabbed to death this week. his body was hidden beneath a pile of li
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Mar 21, 2013 5:00pm PDT
of people have descended on san jose, the hp pavilion hosting the ncaa tournament bringing lots of excitement and money into the city. lauren scott is live outside the hp pavilion with all the hoopla. >> reporter: how are you doing. a complete college hoops feast here today. you think back to the last time that the tournament was here in san jose, was 2010. we saw great games. we saw butler, who went on to the national championship game. we saw murray state knocking out vanderbilt in the last seconds. today, fans from all around the country descending here upon san jose. take a look. the ncaa tournament celebrating 75 years of march madness. in three-quarters of a century of play, hp has hosted rounds of tournaments on five different occasions. cal and oregon with bay area fans. >> we're big basketball fans. i'm a cal alumni, too. so the two together is really cool. >> i drove down here with three of my buddies. woke up this morning, booked it down to san jose. >> reporter: and then there's the team from st. louis. the question that everyone wants to know, what is a billicka? >>
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Mar 23, 2013 5:00pm PDT
as president. new details surrounding san jose's tenth homicide of the year. police released a picture today of the man, did they suspect of stabbing a young mother to death on friday. the crime happened in broad daylight in a parking lot across the street from the sheriff's department. 25-year-old juan ramirez had been stocking sandra cruz for about two years. the 29-year-old victim leaves behind a 10-year-old son and was afraid of ramirez. she had a restraining order against him. >> she was doing all the right things. she was contacting the police department, reporting these crimes, pulling out restraining orders trying to protect herself from this individual. it's unfortunate this happened. it appeared that she was doing everything she could do to avoid him. >> investigators say ramirez may be headed to mexico possibly driving a dark green 1996 toyota pickup truck. if you have any information on his whereabouts, you're asked to call the san jose police department. >>> a developing story out of san francisco. three men were shot at a nightclub at south beach early this morning. shooting ha
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Mar 30, 2013 7:00am PDT
. >> reporter: cheryl heard, nbc bay area news. >>> san jose firefighter investigators say the fire that destroyed a home in the east foothills suspicious. a fire started at a home just before 9:00 last night. when crews arrived, they say the home was fully engulfed in flames. one firefighter was hurt but is expected to be okay. the cause is under investigation. officials say it appears no one was living in the home at the time. >>> a fire in the east bay nearly killed at least ten english bulldogs. fire crews in concord responded to reports of a fire at a home on hillsborough drive last night. when they entered the home, they found at least ten bull dogs locked in individual cages. fire officials say the smoke was so heavy the dogs could have died. they say because of the quick response, all of the dogs are healthy and fine this morning. the small fire appears to have started in the kitchen. no one was home at the time. >>> a grandmother's facing legal action this morning after she left a 3-year-old locked in a car in san jose. a concerned citizen called police when she saw the chi
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Mar 4, 2013 4:30am PST
in sonoma county followed by shootings over this weekend in san francisco, san jose, union city, and hayward. now in that hayward shooting on sunday, police say a driver rammed his car into a police cruiser during a traffic stop. the officer opened fire hitting a passenger. that passenger died at the scene. now, the driver, a 23-year-old oakley man, is in custody. >> everything is just escalated between the cops fearing for their lives and people on the streets fearing for their lives. >> on saturday police shot and killed a man after a high-speed chase through san jose. another pursuit saturday ended near candlestick park with a daly city police officer shooting and killing a suspect. the officers involved, all of them, are on administrative leave. >>> san jose police could tell us more about a high-speed chase that ended with the death of a driver. that chase started about 2:30 saturday afternoon. you can see it here on video. police opening fire on that suspect after he got out of his car and refused to obey orders despite peespeeds up to 100 mil an hour, no officer or bystander was hurt.
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Mar 8, 2013 5:00am PST
at a homeless encampment near san jose's mineta international airport will soon be on the move. "today in the bay's" bob redell joins us live in san jose with more details on the city's effort to clear out that homeless camp. good morning, bob. >> reporter: good morning to you, laura. the city has already warned the people who live on this large swath of land on spring street between heading and taylor given them warning that they had to leave. today they're going to carry out that warning around 9:00 the city's point man on homeless encampments says they'll come out here and force these people to leave. it's not like san jose doesn't have homeless encampments. there are roughly 50 to 60 in the city limits. what makes this one unusual is that it is in the wide open. it's not near a waterway. it's not cover by brush. it's very visible to people. you have roughly 100 people and maybe 70 camps just spread out through acres and acres of land here out in the wide open. it's unsightly. it's of course unsanitary and there's concerns about crime though san jose police department does tell the
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Mar 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
on nbc bay area. inside the san jose police academy. the department as you heard has been decimated after police leaving. they are facing an up tick in deadly crime. we got the look inside the training. training they will need to use and soon? >> that is right, the chief said he was impressed with the academy. he hopes all 43 of them passes the academy in two weeks and join the force that desperately needs their help. ♪ >> they started with 45. today it's down to 43. men and women who put on the academy blues. their assignment, impress the brass of the san jose police department. the recruits had to recite is code of ethics and individually recite the use of deadly force code. >> our instructors, they actually train with them and have handgun training every week. and i mean, part of it, learning the shooting policy. that is important, as the to when not to use it and when to use it. how to carry it and keep it save safe. >> more than 130 officers left the force in 2012. some to patrol the streets of other cities. tired of the drop in pay and benefits in san jose. >> it's a great start,
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Mar 11, 2013 5:00pm PDT
lodge. the victim is a 52-year-old woman from san jose. a suspect has been identified but has not been arrested. the manager of the lodge says he was unaware a crime had possibly taken place there. >>> new details now in the case of a missing oakland woman. friends and family hope surveillance video will help find her. this shows the 31-year-old power walking along the sidewalk on the corner of 34th and telegraph last thursday morning. friends and family say they haven't seen or heard from her since. she had a ticket to fly to dallas on friday morning to intend the weekend visiting her brother. instead, her brother flew here to oakland to help search for her. >> i just want to know where she, you know? she's my sister. we're so close. she's my best friend in the whole world, you know? i love her so much. >> late this afternoon, police told us that she was spotted in west oakland after her purported disappearance. police also say they are not asking for the media's help, would not say why. >>> a man is now facing murder charges in connection with saturday's deadly crash that took three
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Mar 22, 2013 4:30am PDT
information, please call highway patrol at the san jose office. >> chp trying to get any help from people who might have been driving southbound 280 around 3:15 probably a little bit before that, this morning. maybe 3:10. somewhere in that time frame to see if they saw anything, anyone, any idea of who hit this woman. again, she is between the number 3 and number 4 lanes not far from the on ramp to southbound 280. no idea why she was here on the road. there is a witness, a person that chp is talking to. someone who has been crying with them. the chp won't tell us what relation that might be. a driver that pulled over and saw the body or whether or not it is someone else. the eta could be as much as 45 minutes, a little bit longer. whether or not that's going to affect the commute, it is hard to say. mike has a little bit more on that. >>> that is truly the worst part of our jobs in talking about someone who is killed. we are looking over where bob was talking about. this is a little confusing camera 101 at the 682 interchange. that's the direction the camera was pointing over my shoulder. thi
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Mar 3, 2013 3:30pm PST
of san jose's finest, here's the web address for more information. logon to that website and find out more about the happenings. we'll be back with the chiefs. stay with us. so... [ gasps ] these are sandra's "homemade" yummy, scrumptious bars. hmm? i just wanted you to eat more fiber. chewy, oatie, gooeyness... and fraudulence. i'm in deep, babe. you certainly are. [ male announcer ] fiber one. [ man ] excuse me miss. [ gasps ] this fiber one 90 calorie brownie has all the deliciousness you desire. the brownie of your dreams is now deliciously real. >>> we're back here with our sit down of the high command staff of the san jose police department. you touched on morale in the last segment and the first thing you all said, you're not going to hide it. you know it's there. morale has been bad. how has it improved since you took over? i know the pin you both are wearing, the merge pin, which means san jose's version of the s.w.a.t. team, tells your rank and file that you guys are street cops, that you've been there not in the not too distant past and you've been the foot soldiers that th
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Mar 11, 2013 6:00am PDT
here in 2340er minutes or so to investigate san jose's ninth homicide of the year. live in san jose, marla tellez, "today in the bay." >> we are also following breaking news out of afghanistan where two americans were killed in what is called an insider attack. 8-10 others are seriously wounded and the number killed could rise given how badly they are heard. a shooter said to be dressed in afghan military uniform walked into a u.s. special operations post opening fire. that shooter was shot and killed. today marks the first time americans have been killed by an enemy contact in afghanistan since january 7th. >>> also new this morning, b.a.r.t. police investigating a gruesome scene overnight in which a man was crushed to death on the top of an elevator at the montgomery b.a.r.t. station. "today in the bay" bob redell joins us live. do they know why this man was on top of the elevator shaft in the first place? >> reporter: they can't get into his mind. they do believe he was a homeless man who had been sleeping on top of the elevator car. they came to this conclusion, because they saw
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Mar 8, 2013 6:00am PST
237 near north 1st street in san jose about 8:45 last night. the chp says the driver of the car remained at the scene and called police. the driver says he didn't even see a car on the side of the road and that person was "apparently running across the lanes." >>> happening now, more than 100 people living at a homeless encampment in san jose will soon be on the move. the city will start clearing out the camp located south of mineta airport in just a for you hours from now. bob redell joins us now with more on the encampment removal. >> reporter: you can see behind me one of the 100 people that live here on this ground on spring street starting to pack up. he'll wait until 9:00 to see what happens. 9:00 is when the city says they'll come in here and force people out. they did give them 72 hours notice to let them know this was going to be happening. the housing department with the city confirmed with us yesterday they would be doing this today. to give you a lay of the land, a large swath of land. it's undeveloped. between the airport and the rose garden on spring street so it's
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Mar 7, 2013 6:00pm PST
of sergeant butch baker and detective elizabeth butler walked down the aisle in san jose. butler's is 5-year-old son joaquin wore his mother's police cap. governor jerry brown, attorney general kamala harris, and former secretary of defense leon panetta paid respects to the two officers gunned down in the line of duty. >> these two fine officers on that tuesday afternoon did not look the other way. they drew the line. they were doing their job. and they paid the ultimate price. but in so doing, they saved the lives of others. >> officers and sheriff's deputies from across the state stood shoulder to shoulder to honor the legacy of the fallen officers. friends and coworkers described butch baker as a tenacious truth seeker who always bed with honor and worked hundreds of cases. >> he was the go-to guy. >> baker was also known for his sense of humor, his love of a good prank and for his devotion his three kids and his wife. beth butler's sister sboek about her younger sister who loved serving her community and fighting for those who often had no voice. she said beth always embraced life. >> sh
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Mar 26, 2013 5:00am PDT
are keeping our eyes on this fire in alameda on park street near san jose avenue. thank you so much. >>> it is 5:04. it is no yw just a few hours aw. supreme court set to take up the constitutionality of proposition 8. it could change the rules across the country. "today in the bay's" christie smith joins us live in san francisco with more. good morning, christie. >> reporter: couples here in the bay area and those that hopped a plane to view this say it feels like a day in history. hundreds of marriage equality supporters rallied at san francisco city hall urging the u.s. supreme court to rule in favor of marriage equality as it considers california's same-sex marriage ban, prop 8, a march from the district covered two city blocks, couples telling stories of getting married in 2004 and then seeing it voided and try tog get married again in 2008. one couple together for 21 years told us they want the justices to see that they should be treated equally upped the law. >> if i'm in the hospital and i got the wrong nurse, they won't let him in. we want it to pass to give us the kind of
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Mar 8, 2013 6:00pm PST
favro is live in south san jose at the hilltop manor senior apartments to display how this happened. marianne? >> reporter: janelle, not only did relatives and police miss the body, but on february 26 managers here investigated the apartment and also did not find stanley jacobson's body. neighbors here at the senior apartments in san jose say they're saddened to know the man known as the magician was murdered in his home. this is the woman accused of stabbing him to death, 46-year-old regina butler. neighbors describe her as his girlfriend. police say they've been investigating her on suspicious of defrauding jacobson out of insurance money. he had early stage dementia. his granddaughter reported him missing and ultimately found him in his apartment hidden beneath a pile of linens and blankets. she had been to the home three times since her grandfather had gone missing. >> based on the investigation of what we know right now, we believe he was murdered early february, probably between february 5 and the 8th. >> reporter: investigators believe the body was repeatedly missed despite t
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Mar 11, 2013 4:30am PDT
when a tracking app he installed on the stolen ipad sent a north san jose address to his phone. even with the evidence, an investigating officer told majors, there wasn't anything they could do. >> it is frustrating. i know the police are doing the best they can with the resources they are given. i don't know who to point the finger at. you hear whose fault it is from both sides. it's each other. make sure you think about maybe moving to morgan hill, kuwait frankly and i was born and raised here in san jose. >> police sergeant tells us investigating burglaries is t e time-consuming. they can write search warrants but getting them taken care of is very manpower intensive. police say they are swamped with calls and they have to prioritize violent crimes. >>> property crimes are on the rise all over the bay area. in san jose, burglaries, robberies and auto thefts were up last year by 30% over the year before. there were similar trends in san francisco, oakland and fremont. critics say police just aren't giving enough high priority to property krams because of staffing reductions and bu
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Mar 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
area news. >> all right, thank you, monte. now police in san jose have not released the identity of the suspect monte mentioned who was shot and killed after a wild high-speed chase on city streets in the middle of the afternoon. the chase started around 2:30. officers say they may release the suspect's name tomorrow. >>> on tuesday, two santa cruz police officers were shot by a suspect before they even had time to react, and now there is a growing memorial in santa cruz honoring sergeant butch baker and detective elizabeth butler. but one item in particular left behind by a mourner has really caught the department's attention. mixed in with the flowers, candles, and pick checks, someone pinned a purple heart medal to a teddy bear. police received an anonymous note explaining, quote, the purple heart is for the sacrifice above and beyond the call of duty. when one loses their life for the protection of others and the greater good. i know you will understand. quite a contrast from what this man is accused of doing at the same memorial, stealing flowers from the memorial. 53-year-o
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Mar 19, 2013 4:30am PDT
car. this all happened on jerlin drive in an unincorporated area of san jose. three police officers tried to pull over a stolen car. that driver reportedly refused to stop. he instead rammed the back of a police car. police say the suspect tried to run him over. that's when the officer fired the deadly shot. >> two, quick shots. pop, pop. and that's when all the fire department and all the rest of the cops showed up. >> that suspect died at the hospital. police say another person was in that stolen car and is right now being questioned as a witness. no officers were hurt. >>> 4:35. we're learning new details about a raceway crash that killed a 14-year-old boy last weekend. marcus johnson died when his 17-year-old cousin lost control of his car and crashed into the pit area. the johnson family now says chase told them the steering wheel came loose as he entered the turn, causing the crash. the family says the car was new. chase johnson was driving warm-up for a competition when it crashed. >>> the man accused of killing a san francisco newspaper vendor could be in court as early as t
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Mar 26, 2013 5:00pm PDT
door to ask about a car. it reportedly had two license plates stolen from san jose cars and had stolen goods inside as well. a woman was also locked inside the room. police say she was given a chance to leave and she declined. the man told police he was armed and did not care if he died. the s.w.a.t. team was called to the scene as well as canine unites from san jose. we'll bring you more information as it comes into our newsroom. >>> new at 5:00, investigators in oakland are hoping this surveillance video will help them find a man who tried to kidnap a child playing in front of her home. kimberly terry is live in oakland with how the little girl was saved from a potentially life-threatening situation. >> reporter: police say that attempted kidnapping and molestation happened 6:30 yesterday evening. a 9-year-old girl was playing with other kids in the front of her home on the 1200 block of 94th avenue when police say a man cornered her, molested her, and threatened to take her. take a look at this. police released this surveillance video of the suspect who they say took off when the gi
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Mar 7, 2013 5:00am PST
downtown san jose and finally to the hp pavilion where there's going to be quite a crowd expected. if you can't make it to the hp pavilion, they'll have alternate viewing locations in santa cruz via big screen tv. the doors of the kaiser permanen permanente arena will open at 10:00 a.m. the theater at 11:00. bob redell, "today in the bay." >> reporter: thank you, bob. you mentioned everyone will end up here at hp pavilion in downtown san jose. it will be a packed house at capacity actually. officials are expecting 18,000 to 20,000 people to show up here to pay their final respects to say final goodbyes to sergeant lauren baker and officer elizabeth butler. the procession is expected to arrive here at hp closer to 10:00 this morning. it will include more than 200 law enforcement vehicles including vehicles from fire departments and the santa cruz county criminal justice agencies. the memorial is scheduled to get under way at noon in the audience today some 6,000 officers from all over the bay area and statewide. also thousands of just regular citizens who just feel compelled to say their f
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Mar 7, 2013 6:00am PST
alternate routes. from there it will go into the valley to highway 85 to highway 87 and downtown san jose and hp pavilion where the memorial service will start at noon. if you want to watch the service and you can't make it to the hp pavilion, there are alternate viewing locations at santa cruz, kaiser permanente arena will have big screen tvs and doors open at 10:00 a.m. and del mar theater doors open at 11:00 a.m. reporting in santa cruz, bob redell, "today in the bay." >> we continue our coverage right now with "today in the bay's" marla tellez live at the hp pavilion in san jose with a preview of today's public memorial. marla, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're still about four hours away at least until we're going to see any sign of that procession. if you are planning to come down to hp pavilion to take part in today's memorial, we advise you get here early because parking is going to be at a premium. we are hearing estimates anywhere from 15,000 to 20,000 people are expected to attend. it's obvious that sergeant christina loren and officer elizabeth butler touched so m
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Mar 21, 2013 6:00pm PDT
transferred $148 million in assets before it dissolved in 2011. the san jose leaders had hoped the build a ballpark for the a's, they will continue to bring the a's to san jose. meanwhile, the co-owner spoke today saying that san jose remains the a's's best option for a new home. >>> and courage under fire, that is how police officers described the actions of several of their own today. this morning, 20 officers from northern california were honored, including two from san jose. involved in a high profile gunshot last year. today, one officer talked about that day for the first time, exclusively with nbc bay area. and damion, that is where that gun fight happened? >> reporter: yes, you may recall that gun batting here, in east san jose. it was a night officer no will never forget. >> two extremely violent suspects who just committed four armed robberies and one homicide. >> reporter: she spotted the suspected serial robber and murderers and then began to follow them. >> it is pretty much imbedded in my mind. i recall just about every detail. >> reporter: this brave officer immediately jo
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Mar 26, 2013 6:00am PDT
fast food restaurant at the shopping center. a san jose police officer that happened to be on a traffic stop a block away heard the crash and was the first responder out on the scene. the paramedics came out and declared the driver dead on the scene. police think they know who he is but are not releasing his name until they are able to notify the family. they think he is in his late 20s, early 30s. no obvious signs of drinking and driving but they won't be able to rule that out for sure until toxicology tests, not something the coroner would be performing. in the foregrounds, a white van pulling up. we believe that coroner is coming on the scene which means that maybe the scene will be cleared up sooner than initially thought. the eta was around 7:00. with the coroner coming on the skeep, it is quite possible it could be sooner. for more on your morning commute, i'm going to send it over to traffic anchor, mike inouye. mike? >>> as you saw, bob talked about the coroner potentially arriving on scene. that white van we just saw. that may be the issue. let's look at some
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Mar 29, 2013 5:00am PDT
donald's. arturo santiago live in west san jose with why they want to take matters into their own hands. >> reporter: good morning. there are a number of kearns. their biggest complaint seems to be focused on a mcdonald's staple, the drive-through. nearly 800 neighbors signed the petition with the intention of keeping a mcdonald's restaurant from opening. a lot of the residents believed that mcdonald's wa derail efforts to fight childhood obesity and others concerned kids would run across the street and it would take business from nearby restaurants. they can't stop the mcdonald's from being built but might be able to keep it from having a drive-through. they have denied a permit for the drive-through leaving the final decision to the city council. >> that's where the traffic problems comes up, the risk to kids comes up and where we lose our ped neighborhood and the ease of getting in and out of this parking lot which only has these two significant entrances. >> this site is zoned and permitted for restaurant use. if they choose to drop their drive-through plans and meet our design guid
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Mar 8, 2013 11:00pm PST
is at the lab right now to determine if it was the one used in the stabbing. we're live in san jose tonight, george kiriyama, nbc bay area news. >> okay, george, thanks for the update. >>> detectives are still piecing together the bizarre murder of a 69-year-old man from san jose. stanley jacobson was found stabbed to death in his home at the hilltop manor senior apartments this week. he was hidden beneath a pile of linens and blankets. jacobson's body had apparently been there for an entire month despite visits from several people, including the missing person's unit from the san jose police department. >> in viewing the photo, it's fairly obvious that any normal reasonable person would have done a cursory search as they are basically required to do. and not many people, if any would have found this body. it was underneath a lot of clutter. >> officers have arrested 46-year-old regina butler in connection with his death. neighbors describe her as jacobson's girlfriend. police say they had been investigating her on suspicion of defrauding jacobson out of insurance money. >>> now to a story
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Mar 6, 2013 5:00am PST
at the hp pavilion in san jose. this afternoon, a public viewing will be held in santa cruz. bob riddell is live in santa cruz where community support is strong this morning. good morning, bob. >> good morning. you can see the expression of support here on the front steps of the santa cruz police department where people continue to leave flowers and candles and plants. it is our understanding that the plants will eventually be planted in a permanent memorial garden in honor of the two officers. you can see the support and the amount of donations collected for the officers' families. the police department has received $45,000. local businesses have pledged another $125,000. you can log onto the city of santa cruz.com website to help the families of sergeant lauren butch baker and officer elizabeth butler. both were shot and killed last week by a man named jeremy goulet as he was investigated for a possible sex crime. he was shot and killed by law enforcement a short time later. ocean street. then the caskets will be taken to the hp pavilion in san jose for tomorrow's memorial service. two
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Mar 22, 2013 5:00am PDT
from sunset to sunrise. rather, sunrise, to sun set. 47 degrees i san jose. 40. good morning, gilroy. temperatures today are going to be perfect. 70s. a return of the 70s. we are going to crank the numbers up even more so this weekend. you can hit the beach, the slopes, one of those beautiful california weekends. they are limited now that spring has sprung in the bay area. by this weekend, the wind will subside. it is going to be a blustery friday. you want to keep that in mind, specially if you are traveling through the mountain passes later on this evening. if you are going to head over the pa chengco pass, travel cautiously. winds will be at their strongest this afternoon into the evening. keep that in mind. 68, bayside at the coast. right around 66 degrees. your full forecast, that seven day, ready to go in my next report. stick around if you can. if not, mike has a traffic alert. >>> a significant alert in san jose southbound 280 approaching the 680-101 interchange has this activity going on, continuing with the investigation after a body is found on the roadway. we are trying t
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Mar 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
to a man, a stranger, standing over her bed in san jose. the shock didn't end there. the man was a registered sex offender on parole, and he was tracking police with an app. kris sanchez joins us from san jose this evening with what we now know about the suspect. kris? >> reporter: well, as you mentioned, raj, he is a parolee and we know he is registered as a transient. he tried to use technology to avoid capture. he still got caught after breaking into that south san jose home. when san jose police were searching for an attempted sexual assault suspect around 3:20 this morning, that suspect, 29-year-old ryan campbell, was listening to them on their radio. he heard them coming. he was running an app on his smartphone that allowed him to listen to police scanners. >> it was sent to the san jose southern division channel 2, actually trying to monitor our officers as they were respond ing to the crime. >> reporter: equally shocking when he broke into this home and stood over a woman's bed, he was wearing an ankle bracelet, a condition of his parole on a burglary conviction. but
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Mar 4, 2013 6:00pm PST
pavilion in san jose. a procession from santa cruz to san jose before the memorial. nbc bay area will be covering both events. >>> a construction crew hit a two-inch gas line today happening near the great mall parkway and main street. apparently a backhoe cut into the line after 1:00 this afternoon. a firefighter shut down main street and ordered some evacuations. some pg&e crews shut off the gas. the line was quickly repaired and things went back to normal. >> okay. take a peek outside. a beautiful shot from our emoriville camera coming to you in high definition. a beautiful monday but changes are right around the corner. our chief meteorologist jeff ranieri is tracking our first round of wet weather it seems like in eons, jeff. >> i know. we couldn't be more pleased in the weather department to be getting more rainfall. we have had one of the driest years on record at least when you look at the calendar year. that will be quickly changing by this time tomorrow. there's the cold front about 500 miles offshore. not only rain but quite a bit of wind that we'll be tracking as that
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Mar 22, 2013 11:00am PDT
programs for various cities in the bay area, palo alto and san jose and owns a popular batting cage facility in san leandro. so far there's no sign of him and his home has been empty. >>> friends, family, loved ones gathered last night to remember a 16-year-old musician who died while walking home near the train tracks tuesday. hundreds played tribute at a candlelight vigil in san jose. he died tuesday afternoon when a passenger train clipped him on the train track near virginia avenue. the family says he was on his way home wearing headphones and listening to music and did not hear the train. >> the conductor, please, please, whoever was driving that train, i want you to know, i do not blame you and i'm so sorry you have to live with the sight of hitting my son. i know it was not your fault. >> he was a junior at lincoln high school. he taught himself how to play the guitar in the 7th grade and recently performed at open mike nights around san jose. >>> south bay residents have another chance to turn in guns for cash. santa clara hosting the second gun buyback in east san jose. the
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Mar 20, 2013 11:00pm PDT
an e-mail. >>> new at 11:00, from palo alto to san jose, he's worked with teenagers across the bay area for years. but late tonight, the district attorney's office confirming to us that it's filed child molestation charges against a well-known baseball coach. george kiriyama joins us this evening from the peninsula with the details. >> reporter: that's right, joel coppin was the head baseball coach here back in 2006 for one season. i got off the phone with the deputy d.a. and he confirms he's been charged with molesting a teenage boy. this is a photo of him after he was arrested back in august for the same thing. at that time, no charges were filed because there was still a lot of investigation that had to be dope. there is a warrant out for his arrest tonight. as of now, kaufman was not been arrested. this is the club's website that he was coach of showing his picture. the club has baseball players from all around the bay area. he owns and operates a batting cage. it's not known if the two victims in this case played baseball for him. the police and the district attorney's office belie
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Mar 21, 2013 4:30am PDT
in jail >>> 4:36. a teen robbery suspect on the run after attacking two people near downtown san jose. police say a teenage boy approached a man at 19th and san antonio not far from san jose high school. he demanded money. the suspect hit him in the head with an on jek. the suspect escaped with cash. >>> the oakland auditor released a report showing some city council members inappropriately influencing city operations. that revealed 14 different times council members or their aides interfering in administrative affairs. they include a council member interfering with two city recreation centers. another threatening a city's employee work assignment and a council aide improperly asking staff to reduce the aide's parking fees. they will have to decide what kind of punishment, if any, the violators will face. >> any need to put off -- >> the american indian charter school says it will appeal the oakland unified school decision to shut down the school at the end of the year. they are making the decision to revoke the charter late last night saying the schools are financially mismanaged and
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Mar 7, 2013 11:00am PST
to highway 87 and finally here, downtown san jose. along the route, other agencies and ordinary citizens stopped to pay tribute. tim shea made it a point to step up on the rail of the highway 17 overpass to hold up a sign honoring the only two santa cruz police officers to ever be killed in the line of duty. >> i'm just a regular guy trying to do something, you know? i do this kind of stuff because it makes me sleep better at night, regular guy, standing on the bridge, giving them a salute. >> reporter: how are the families doing? >> you know, they're doing incredibly well given the circumstances. they're on an emotional roller coaster right now. but for us, all we can do is surround them with love, caring and support and show them that by how we honor them today in this memorial service. but then again, how we honor their legacy in how we behave and how we conduct ourselves with the community in the future. >> reporter: as you're looking down autumn street in front of the hp pavilion, you get a sense of just how many people from law enforcement are here. they're not just from santa cruz
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Mar 8, 2013 4:30am PST
berkeley, christie smith, "today in the bay." >>> happening right now, the city of san jose this morning starts clearing out a homeless camp that's popped up near maneta airport. more than 100 people now calling that area home. "today in the bay's" bob redell is live in the south bay and he has more details on the upcoming removal. bob, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, jon. if you're not familiar with this area, we're on spring street. this homeless campground occupies a large swath of city owned land on spring street. it started last year with a couple tents and then in january its population exploded when another encampment was shut down and people migrated here. today about 100 people live here in tents scattered throughout. the city has given residents notice to leave today they're going to force them out. the city's point man on homeless camps tells us they'll clean up this area around 9:00 this morning. nonprofits have reportedly been out here to meet with these people to let them know about temporary housing solutions. the city and people who work around here want t
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Mar 22, 2013 5:00pm PDT
that shut down several lanes of highway 280 in san jose this morning. other drivers found the victim's body in the middle of the freeway around 3:15 this morning and called 911. the victim is identified as 39-year-old amanda vente of san jose. officers don't know why she was walking on the freeway and said all she had on her was a set of keys. the chp is asking for the help of anyone who might have witnessed this hit and run. >>> south bay residents have another chance to turn in guns for cash this weekend. santa clara county is hosting its second gun buy-back event tomorrow morning in east san jose. the first one was held earlier this month and paid out over $100,000 to residents bringing in handguns, rifles and assault weapons. tomorrow's event will run from 8:00 a.m. to noon at reid-hillview airport in east san jose. guns should be brought unloaded in the trunk of a car or bed of a truck. event organizers are also inviting gang members to come down and turn in their gang colors. >>> livermore wine makers are celebrating the start of spring but also keeping a close watch on the weather. l
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Feb 28, 2013 5:00pm PST
soun san jose. father joseph benedict is pastor and he says his job during this time is to help parishioners maintain the stability of their faith. one parishioner we spoke with says he doesn't believe a new pope will change much for him. >> definitely i think the administrative part of the church, but in terms of believing in the lord, it doesn't change that. >> there will be a special mass tonight to celebrate the pope's retirement. >> the justice department says gay marriage should be allowed in california and made that statement on the prop 8 case. the move does not come as a surprise after attorney general eric holder called it the last civil rights issue. the case before the court will be the first to directly confront the justices with the question whether the u.s. constitution gives gays and lesbians a right to marry. >>> according to a new field poll, 61% of california voters now approve of same-sex marriage. the number has steadily increased over time, especially since 2008 when voters passed the ban on same-sex marriage. the field poll indicates support for gay marria
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Mar 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
enforcement vehicles will be joining the motor kad, making the 33 mile trek from san jose. the route begins tomorrow morning in santa cruz. it will head up ocean street to highway 17 as damian mentioned. from there it will go to highway 85 south to highway north before exiting julian street and arriving at the hp pavilion. there will be rolling road closures along the road and the procession will take up both lanes of highway 17 at 30 to 40 miles per hour. drivers can follow, but they cannot pass the procession on the highway. we will be broadcasting live at noon tomorrow. a programming note as well, we will be airing "days of our lives" at friday at 3:00 in the morning. so set your dvrs. >>> let's turn our attention to weather. wind and rain whipping through the bay area and snow on the sierra. more is on the the way. jeff ranieri is in the weather center tracking the possibility now of more severe weather. >> yeah, that's right. we're done with one storm now and have another lining up off the coastline the storm system moved through last night through the san jose picture. we have a littl
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Mar 8, 2013 5:00pm PST
and little confrontation as san jose police cleared out a major homeless encampment today. it was in city owned land. officials are concerned that these encampments have become unsanitary and a risk to public safety. >> i don't know how long we have been here. i think like eight months. i worked all my life and i'm sick. that is why i'm here today. it's sad, it's sad that this they give us no resources. >> when we are dealing with encampments themselves, we have to think of balancing the needs of the people living here and the needs of the community and the potential damage to the environment as well. >> city officials say that nonprofit organizations have reached out to the people at the encampment, trying to get them in housing. others do not qualify, and some do not want to go b at this time, there's not enough beds in san jose to house the homeless. >>> senator mark leno drafted a bill that required the county to pass a resolution before a gun show could be held at a county facility. the bill is the latest in many attempts to ban gun shows theity palace. in 2009, then governor removed
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